Stoke City v Newcastle United tips – Potters to get the job done
Stoke ready to record first victory of the season at the Britannia
September 26th, 2014
Mark Hughes has seen his Stoke team lose consecutive home matches this season, with Aston Villa and Leicester City walking away with 1-0 wins as a toothless Potters team have failed to find a breakthrough.
However, we’re backing on it being third time lucky for a City side who were close to winning at Loftus Road last weekend before conceding a late equalizer against Queens Park Rangers.
At odds of 23/20 with bet365, it’s time to side with a Stoke side who finished in the top half of the Premier League last season and are showing signs of getting their act together after a midweek win at Sunderland in the Capital One Cup.
Marc Muniesa’s brace at the Stadium of Light has given Hughes a selection dilemma and the former Barcelona defender is a massive 40/1 chance to score the first of this game.
As for Newcastle United, Papiss Cisse ensured that the natives went home a little less restless after scoring two late goals to help the Magpies to a point against Hull City, while there was an extra-time victory at Selhurst Park in the Capital One Cup.
BetVictor offer 29/10 about a third consecutive away win at the Brit in the Premier League although the defence is a concern, especially when you consider the 4-0 recent defeat suffered at St Mary’s.
Hughes will want to make sure his team keep a clean sheet and Betway offer a tempting 13/5 about the Potters claiming a victory to nil against a team with several injury problems including the absent Siem de Jong.
A Stoke 1-0 win can be backed at 13/2 and it’s a case of getting the three points banked and ensuring that City don’t develop a hoodoo in front of their own supporters.
Stoke to win to nil @ 13/5 with Betway
Stoke to win 1-0 @ 13/2 with bet365